Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall
[00:00:56] As unprecedented bushfires ravage Australia, Forbes published an article declaring koalas are “functionally extinct”. And while they do face considerable threats, the situation is not quite that dire.
[00:11:38] Chinese scientists have discovered a black hole that, according to our current understanding of black-hole formation, is so large it shouldn’t exist. Called LB-1, the black hole has a mass 70 times that of our sun, three times more massive than previously thought possible.
[00:25:11] Parked in space and deactivated since 2017, the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft has long finished it’s scientific mission. But it’s still making discoveries, detecting dozens of tiny impacts on the spacecraft and giving valuable data about cosmic dust.